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Many patients who are considering a breast augmentation procedure turn to breast augmentation forums for both support and information while they are researching the procedure and throughout the process. They may even continue to use these forums even after they are fully recovered. While a breast augmentation forum can be a wonderful online resource for patients in terms of both information and support, patients should be careful not to accept all information on these forums as fact without investigating the information further.
A breast augmentation forum can be an excellent source of support for patients who are considering the procedure or are in the process of recovering from the procedure. Being able to communicate with others who are interested in the procedure and those who have already been through the procedure can be very comforting. However, it is important for users of these forums to realize there may be some information disseminated that is inaccurate or outdated. As a result, patients using an online breast augmentation forum should be careful to verify any information they obtain through a reputable resource.
Reputable resources for verifying this type of information may include the patient's plastic surgeon, published books on the subject of breast augmentation and even other Web sites operated by reputable and reliable individuals like government agencies or hospitals. Taking the time to verify the information will help to prevent the patient from making a potentially harmful mistake as a result of following inaccurate advice.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|